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Upper (North) Captiva


Upper Captiva is a small coastal island community located on North Captiva Island, which is north of Captiva between Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico.  The community is only accessible by boat as there are no bridges to connect the island to the mainland of Lee County.  Upper Captiva is working to use its community planning efforts to protect its unique way of life and distinct island character.  In order to accomplish these objectives, Upper Captiva is actively engaged in a number of community planning activities:


  • Upper Captiva Community Plan and Lee Plan Goal 25 preserve the community’s character, scale, fragile environment, and way of life by guiding future development, transportation resources, and environmental efforts.


  • Upper Captiva Land Development Code (Chapter 33, Article XI) supports the community’s character and life-style by considering appropriate land development practices and standards. This is an active community planning project. Draft materials, project presentations, and meeting information are available on the project's website. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Sharon Jenkins-Owen at or (239) 533-8535.


Community Project Presentations:

The owner or agent applying for the following types of county approvals must conduct one public informational session  within the community plan area prior to obtaining a finding of sufficiency.

  • Conventional rezoning, special exception or variance


For additional information on meeting requirements, please see Lee Plan Goal 25 and Land Development Code Section 33-1702.


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